Here’s CrossFit Open Workout 15.5: Rows And Thrusters

Workout 15.5

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 95 lb.
Women use 65 lb.

Notes as per games.crossfit.com:

This workout begins seated on the rower with the monitor set to zero calories. At the call of “3-2-1 … go,” the athlete will grab the handle and begin rowing. Once you have rowed 27 calories you will move to the barbell for 27 thrusters, then back to the rower for the round of 21, and so forth. Each time you return to the rower you or your judge must reset the monitor to zero before rowing.

Every second counts in this workout. Your score will be the time it takes to complete all 144 repetitions. There is no time cap for this workout.

This workout ends when the final rep of the thruster is locked out overhead. Time will be recorded in full seconds. Do not round up. If you finish in 9:25.7, your score is 9:25.

Equipment
• An indoor rower with a monitor that measures calories
• Barbell
• Collars
• Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division

For each workout, be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete the event. Clear the area of all extra equipment, people or other obstructions.

*The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 43 / 29 kg for Rx’d, 29 / 20 kg for Scaled, Masters 55+ and Teens, and 20 / 15 kg for Scaled Masters 55+ and Scaled Teens.

Video Submission Standards
Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

Workout 15.5 Variations

Rx’d
(Rx’d Men, Masters Men 40-44, Masters Men 45-49, Masters Men 50-54, Rx’dWomen, Masters Women 40-44, Masters Women 45-49, Masters Women 50-54)

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 95 lb.
Women use 65 lb.

Scaled
(Scaled Men, Scaled Masters Men 40-44, Scaled Masters Men 45-49, Scaled Masters Men 50-54, Scaled Women, Scaled Masters Women 40-44, Scaled Masters Women 45-49, Scaled Masters Women 50-54)

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 65 lb.
Women use 45 lb.

Masters 55+
(Masters Men 55-59, Masters Men 60+, Masters Women 55-59, Masters Women 60+)

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 65 lb.
Women use 45 lb.

Scaled Masters 55+
(Scaled Masters Men 55-59, Scaled Masters Men 60+, Scaled Masters Women 55-59, Scaled Masters Women 60+)

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Men use 45 lb.
Women use 35 lb.

Teens
(Teen Boys 14-15, Teen Boys 16-17, Teen Girls 14-15, Teen Girls 16-17)

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Boys use 65 lb.
Girls use 45 lb.

Scaled Teens
(Scaled Teen Boys 14-15, Scaled Teen Boys 16-17, Scaled Teen Girls 14-15, Scaled Teen Girls 16-17 )

27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters

Boys use 45 lb.
Girls use 35 lb.

This Is What 624 Reps In 15.3 Look Like, All Care Of Kara Webb

After finishing second in CrossFit Open Workout 15.2, Kara Webb is at it again. With a score of 624 reps, the Aussie trails only Samantha Briggs (632 reps) in the 15.3 leaderboard. She is currently in first place overall, with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet yet to post her 15.3 score.

Check out Webb’s video below to watch how an elite athlete tackles a gruesome workout like 15.3.

CrossFit Open Workout 15.3 Includes Muscle-Ups, Wall Balls, and Double Unders

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Workout 15.3

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
7 muscle-ups
50 wall-ball shots
100 double-unders

Men use 20-lb. ball to 10 feet, Women use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet

Notes as per games.crossfit.com:
This workout begins with the athlete standing under the rings. At the call of “3-2-1 … go,” the athlete will jump up and perform muscle-ups. Once all the muscle-up reps are complete they will move to the wall-ball shots then to the double-unders. After the last double-under, the athlete will move back to the rings and begin the next round.

Your score will be the total number of repetitions completed before the 14-minute time cap. You will enter your result by the total number of reps completed plus your tiebreak time (see below).

Tiebreak
In this workout, we are using a special tiebreak method. At the end of each set of double-unders, time should be marked. When you submit your final result, your score will be the number of reps completed. There will be another field in which you will enter the elapsed time at which you completed your last set of double-unders.

For example, a male athlete finishes 2 complete rounds, plus an additional 2 muscle-ups for a total of 316 reps. This is his score. During his second round, he finished his 100th double-under at 13:20. In this case he will enter 13:20 as his time in the tiebreak field. This athlete would be ranked above someone who got 316 reps and a tiebreak time of 13:45, but below someone with 316 reps and a tiebreak time of 13:00.

For Masters and Teens, this workout is completed in reverse order, and their tiebreak time will be the point at which they completed their last wall-ball shot.

For Scaled options there is no tiebreak.

Note: All tiebreak times must be reported in elapsed time, not in time remaining. If you are using a countdown timer, you must convert to elapsed time before reporting your score. For this reason, it is recommended you set your clock to count up.

Equipment
• Set of gymnastic rings hung so you can successfully perform a muscle-up
• Medicine ball of the appropriate weight for your division
• Wall mark or target set at the specified height
• Jump rope

For each workout, be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete the workout. Clear the area of all extra equipment, people or other obstructions.

*The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are: 9-kg / 6-kg ball for Rx’d, 9-kg / 4-kg ball for Scaled, Masters and Teens, 6-kg / 4-kg ball for Scaled Masters and Scaled Teens.

Video Submission Standards
Prior to starting, film the measuring of the height of the wall-ball target, as well as the weight of the ball, so the loads and height can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards.

Workout 15.3 Variations

Rx’d
(Rx’d Men, Masters Men 40-44, Masters Men 45-49, Masters Men 50-54, Rx’dWomen, Masters Women 40-44, Masters Women 45-49, Masters Women 50-54,Teen Boys 16-17, Teen Girls 16-17)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
7 muscle-ups
50 wall-ball shots
100 double-unders

Men use 20-lb. ball to 10 feet, Women use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet

Scaled
(Scaled Men, Scaled Masters Men 40-44, Scaled Masters Men 45-49, Scaled Masters Men 50-54, Scaled Women, Scaled Masters Women 40-44, Scaled Masters Women 45-49, Scaled Masters Women 50-54)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
50 wall-ball shots
200 single-unders

Men use 20-lb. ball to 9 feet, Women use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet

Masters
(Masters Men 55-59, Masters Men 60+, Masters Women 55-59, Masters Women 60+)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
100 double-unders
50 wall-ball shots
7 muscle-ups

Men use 20-lb. ball to 9 feet, Women use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet

Scaled Masters
(Scaled Masters Men 55-59, Scaled Masters Men 60+, Scaled Masters Women 55-59, Scaled Masters Women 60+)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
50 wall-ball shots
200 single-unders

Men use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet, Women use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet

Teens
(Teen Boys 14-15, Teen Girls 14-15)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
100 double-unders
50 wall-ball shots
7 muscle-ups

Boys use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet, Girls use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet

Scaled Teens
(Scaled Teen Boys 14-15, Scaled Teen Boys 16-17, Scaled Teen Girls 14-15, Scaled Teen Girls 16-17)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
50 wall-ball shots
200 single-unders

Boys use 14-lb. ball to 9 feet, Girls use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet

Rep Or No Rep? Josh Bridges’ 15.2 Footage Has Sparked Quite The Controversy

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Josh Bridges might have finished 15.2 at the top of the men’s division standings, but that doesn’t come without a bit of controversy.

In his workout video, many are criticizing Bridges for questionable form, specifically breaking  – or not breaking – parallel on the overhead squat. It’s pretty hard to tell, especially with the video’s low quality and weird camera angle (not to mention the lack of audio.)

CrossFit HQ has so far deemed Bridges workout as good, leading some to speculate of favoritism among the sport’s elite athletes.  Check out what others are thinking over on Reddit. What do you think? Rep or no rep?

Kara Webb Just Beat Leblanc-Bazinet’s 14.2 Record With 416 Reps In 15.2

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Just when you thought Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s 404 reps during last year’s 14.2 was impossible to beat, Kara Webb comes in and does 416.

In the video below, Kara claims top spot at the 15.2 leaderboard as she makes it to the round of 22 and completes 416 reps. To put that in perspective, next female athlete closest to her score is Emily Bridgers with 357 reps.

In the men’s division, Noah Ohlsen leads the way with 414 reps, followed by Rich Froning (413) and Mat Fraser (409).

The 2014 CrossFit Games Behind The Scenes: Parts 1-5

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We’ve seen our favorite athletes toil under the bright lights of competition. Now HQ is giving us a sneak peek at what the competitors and staff do as each event unfolds. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the 2014 CrossFit Games.

Part 1: The Beach and Overhead Squat

Part 2: Triple 3 and the Sprint Sled events

Part 3: 21-15-9 Complex and Muscle-Up Biathlon

Part 4: Sprint Carry, Clean Speed Ladder, Push Pull

Part 5: Midline March, Thick n Quick, Double Grace

Sam Briggs Is Taking Her Talents To The South East Region

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2013 CrossFit Games champion, Samantha Briggs, will no longer be competing in the Europe Region when the Open starts next week. Instead, she will be a competitor in the South East Region.

Briggs famously failed to qualify for the 2014 CrossFit Games after winning it all the previous year. At the European Regionals, she only placed 4th, finishing behind Annie Thorisdottir, Bjork Odinsdottir, and Kristin Holte.

She plans to seek redemption this year but her move to a new region does not make things easier. With the new format, the South East Region will combine with the Mid Atlantic, forming the Atlantic Regional. Briggs will have to contend with an Atlantic Regional that’s chock-full of talent.

According to Box Life, “Since 2011, six athletes from these two regions have finished in the top 10 at the Games at least once. Last year, three women – Emily Bridgers, Lauren Brooks and Cassidy Lance – all finished in the top 10, and in 2015 they will all be competing at the Atlantic Regional alongside Briggs.”

Other noteworthy competitors include Talayna Fortunato (3rd in 2012), Christy Adkins (7th in 2013), and Anna Tunnicliffe (9th in 2013.) Only five women will qualify for the Games, and Briggs will have to bring out her 2013 form to pull out a victory. Of course, these athletes would also have to contend with one of the toughest out there: Sam Briggs herself.

Also moving to the South East Region is CrossFit’s greatest head of hair, Garrett Fisher. He transferred to Miami recently to focus on training rapper Rick Ross.

Via: Box Life

Everything You Need To Know About The 2015 Open Announcements

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In less than two weeks, Dave Castro will begin announcing the workouts for the 2015 CrossFit Games Open from different affiliates around the US. After each announcement, different Games competitors will battle it out to set the times to beat.

15.1 | February 26 | Froning vs. Fraser | Reebok CrossFit ONE  | Canton, Massachusetts

A must-see event, this match up pits the 4-time reigning Games champion against the guy poised to take his place this year.

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15.2 | March 5 | Letendre vs. Bridgers | CrossFit Jääkarhu | Austin, Texas

First things first: it’s pronounced as CrossFit Ya-Car-Who.

In this workout, we get to see the fourth- and sixth-ranked women of the 2014 Games, Michele Letendre and Emily Bridgers, go head-to-head.

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15.3 | March 12 | Foucher vs. Brooks |  CrossFit Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

The second highest ranked rookie and seventh-place finisher at the 2014 Games, Lauren Brooks, will go against four-time top-five placer, Julie Foucher.

Take note: this will be Foucher’s final Open as she’s set to focus on her career as a doctor very soon.

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15.4 | March 19 | Bridges vs. Panchik | CrossFit X-Factor | Portland, Oregon

Bridges and Panchik, two guys who have been trading places at the 4th spot over the last two years – with the former edging out the latter by just 4 points last year. They’ll go at it again at the Open to see who’s getting the better of who this time around.

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15.5 | March 26 | Leblanc-Bazinet vs. Briggs vs. Thorisdottir | CrossFit Max Effort | Las Vegas, Nevada

And finally, the main event: Thorisdottir, Briggs, Leblanc-Bazinet. The last three women to win the CrossFit Games. Need I say more?

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Watch the livestream of the Open Announcements on Games.CrossFit.com. The stream will begin at 5 p.m. PT each Thursday night of the Open, starting Feb. 26.

Via: games.crossfit.com

The 2015 Online Judges Course Has Been Released

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As athletes are already preparing for this year’s competitions, so are the judges.

According to games.crossfit.com: “The 2015 Online Judges Course offers an introduction to the skills the judge will use during any competition. This course includes general information on competition rules, regulations and common movements. Each module includes a quiz to test the skills of the aspiring judge.”

The course is mandatory for affiliate managers, regional qualifiers judges, and Regionals/Games judges. Those passed the course in previous years must re-take the 2015 edition of the course to qualify for this season’s events. The course costs $10.

You can find out more about the course here.

Via: games.crossfit.com

2015 Crossfit Games Cash Prizes Grow To Over $2Million

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It pays to be really, really fit. CrossFit and Reebok are raising the stakes for this year’s Games, increasing the winnings for the following: all individuals who finish second through 19th place, the top five Games teams, the top five regional teams, and top five men and women at regionals.

The total payout in 2015 – over $2,000,000 – will be a 100 percent increase of 2012’s purse.

Individuals

Just like last year, the fittest man and woman on Earth will once again earn $275,000. Other podium finishers will see a $15,000 increase in their prizes. Second- and third-place winners will receive $90,000 and $60,000, respectively.

The fourth-place finisher will get $30,000 – a $10,000 raise from last year’s – while the rest of the top 20 will get anywhere from $20,000 to $2,000. The top five regional competitors will also take home money descending from $5,000 to $1,000.

Top 20 at the Games

1st – $275,000
2nd – $90,000
3rd – $60,000
4th – $30,000
5th – $20,000
6th – $18,000
7th – $16,000
8th – $14,000
9th – $13,000
10th – $12,000
11th – $11,000
12th – $10,000
13th – $9,000
14th – $8,000
15th – $7,000
16th – $6,000
17th – $5,000
18th – $4,000
19th – $3,000
20th – $2,000

Top 3 in Each Games Event

1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000

Top 5 Overall at Each Regional

1st – $5,000
2nd – $4,000
3rd – $3,000
4th – $2,000
5th – $1,000

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Teams

According to games.crossfit.com, “For the first time, the prize money won’t only go to the teams that finish on the podium at the Games. The fourth- and fifth-ranked teams will receive cash prizes, and the first- through third-ranked teams will get an extra $5,000 to $10,000 in prize money.”

“Like the individual competitors, all teams that qualify for the Games will receive a piece of the prize purse. The regional prize money has grown for the top three teams, and been expanded to include the fourth- and fifth-place finishers.”

Top 5 Games Teams

1st – $50,000
2nd – $30,000
3rd – $15,000
4th – $10,000
5th – $5,000

Top 5 Regional Teams

1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,500
3rd – $2,000
4th – $1,500
5th – $1,000

Masters

Last year, the Masters increased their share of prizes from $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 for the podium finishers in each of the 10 divisions to $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000. The cash prizes will stay the same for this year.

Top 3 at the Games

1st – $10,000
2nd – $5,000
3rd – $3,000

Via: games.crossfit.com